• June 20th, 2024

    Time For Water Sports

    Water Sports Festival, one of the latest traditions of summer months in Istanbul, is set to take place on 28-30 June this year.

    Organised by Spor Istanbul, the Festival includes water polo and sailing events as well as open water swimming races where the timing services are provided by Depar Timing. Water polo matches will be hosted by Burgazada Adalar Water Sports Club while the sailing events will be held at Heybeliada Water Sports Club. The 1.5km open water swimming race in Maltepe on Saturday, June 29th will be followed by the 2.5km race in Büyükada on Sunday, June 30th.

    Detailed information about the Water Sports Festival can be found at

  • March 11th, 2024

    Legendary Athlete Honoured

    Depar Timing gave support to the race held in the name of Şükrü Saban, one of the legendary names of Turkish athletics.

    Odunpazarı Municipality, the organiser of the event, brought together Şükrü Saban, who will celebrate his 86th birthday in four days, with the athletes of his time and the young generation. Saban, nine times national champion in 10000 meters between 1960 and 1969 and eight-time winner of the Great Atatürk Run during the same years, gave the start of the races together with Odunpazarı Mayor Kazım Kurt and his fellow athletes.

    While timing was done manually in the Şükrü Saban Road Race, which was limited to a total of 500 participants, support services were provided by Depar Timing.

  • December 31th, 2023

    Have a Great New Year!

    Depar Timing Team wishes you a prosperous 2024, full of personal bests and medals. May you achieve all your goals in life!

  • December 29th, 2023

    New Year To Kick Off In Adana

    Depar Timing is set to start the year 2024 at the Adana Half Marathon. The 14th edition of the race will be held on 7 January.

    Organised since 2011, Adana Liberation Half Marathon will again be the first event to host the road runners in the new year. The event includes a 10km race as well as a public run. The winners of this year’s half marathon will collect 50 thousand Turkish Liras while the 10km winners pocket 12 thousand TL each. There is also a prize purse for the master runners from 35 years of age up to over 80. Timing services in the races will be provided by Depar Timing.

    African athletes who dominated the half marathon for the past 13 editions took the first place ten times in both men and women. Men’s race record is held by Kenya’s Barselius Kipyego with 1:00:46 that is standing from 2016, and the women’s record was set by his compatriot Diana Kipyokei in 2018 with a time of 1:08:42.

    The entries for the 14th Adana Liberation Half Marathon will close at 18:00 Turkish time on Wednesday, 3rd of January. The registration page and detailed information on the event can be accessed on

  • December 1st, 2023

    Mersin Is Back

    Following a long hiatus since 2018 when it was last staged, International Mersin Marathon is set to reemerge on 10 December.

    Within the short period of four years from 2015 to 2018, the International Mersin Marathon had been first granted the Bronze Label, then upgraded to Silver by the world’s governing body in athletics. The event, in an attempt to change its season, was postponed from December 2019 to March 2020, however, it could not be held due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The following two years, 2021 and 2022, were also subject to cancellations. Returning to the running stage with a World Athletics Elite Label on 10 December, the race is moved on a flatter and faster course. In its first four editions, the women’s fastest time in Mersin were achieved by Kenyan Truphena Chepchirchir with 2:28:47 in 2017, and by her compatriot Kenneth Kiplagat Limo on the men’s side by 2:10:12 in 2018.

    5th International Mersin Marathon includes a 10km race and a Public Run over 5km on the day. Detailed information and registration system can be accessed at Timing services at the event will be provided by Depar Timing.